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MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
dangerous game, trying to negotiate a deal to avert the fiscal cliff and using public pressure to try and sway the outcome. exhibit a, the president rallied the crowd on monday in michigan to make the point he's looking to drive home. taxes have to go up on the rich. >> so when you put it all together what you need is a packet that keeps taxes where they are for middle class families. we make some tough spending cuts on things that we don't need, and then we ask the wealthiest americans to pay a slightly higher tax rate. >> but here's exhibit b. republicans still have the majority in the house. and many conservatives say they have their own mandate in their districts to cut spending and stop the president from raising taxes. and that brings us to exhibit c republicans are determined to play the long game to win. >> the game you're playing is small ball. you're talking about raising rates on the top 2% that have run the government for 11 days. you just got re-elected. how about doing something big that's not liberal, how about doing something big that really is about partisan. every big id
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
white house slow walks this discussion, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff and the more american jobs are placed in jeopardy. >> good morning. the president has said on a daily basis that we should be passing a balanced plan. but what we hear from the president is continuing only discussion on one side of the ledger. it has always been about tax rate increases and nothing about spending. and we insist to say look, mr. president, let's talk about a balanced plan but where are your specifics on the spending cuts. even his own advisors say that any kind of agreement that we come to has to deal with the prime drivers of our deficit, which is the spending and particularly the health care entitlement programs. so we ask the president to please sit down with us and be specific and let's get that balanced plan. you know, it's interesting that the senate has passed a bill that is a bill calling for increased revenues of $850 billion. the president continues to say support that bill, pass that bill. well, how is that the case when he continues to say we also need $1.4 trillion in additional new revenues. so there's an inconsistency here a
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
handle the fiscal cliff? 48% believe president obama and republicans will reach an agreement but 43% say they won't. meantime, president obama is giving a stern warning to republicans who may be trying to use the debt ceiling as leverage. >> if congress in any way suggests that they're going to tie negotiations to debt ceiling votes and take us to the brink of default once again as part of a budget negotiation, which by the way we have never done in our history until we did it last year, i will not play that game. >> we should say that the president and house speaker john boehner did speak by phone yesterday. that was the first time in a week. no one is saying what the conversation was about. shortly after that call treasury secretary tim geithner went on cnbc and said the white house is ready to go off the cliff. >> if republicans do not agree to that, is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff in. >> absolutely. there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest. it's only 2%. >> i want to bring in "usa tod
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 7:00am PST
. just 19 days until we go over the so-called fiscal cliff. and it does not appear there's much progress on the deal. >> listen, i was born with the glass halfful. i remain the most optimistic person in this town but we've got some serious differences. >> we have fascinating insight from the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll asking what you think of the fiscal cliff. most want compromise. 70% say the heres involved should work together. 59% of republicans, far fewer say both to stick to thing guns. 35% of democrats, and 37% of republicans. but this is where the country is split. 48% are optimistic that we will get a deal exactly the same number are not so confident. i'm going to bring in chris wright's congressional correspondent for the national journal and ruth marcus is a columnist for "washington post." ruth, we'll start for you. if you're a remember of congress or the president -- >> way to go. don't do that to me. >> just for a moment, ruth. go with he. >> all right. >> do you say we need to get this done? and compromise is more important when you look at the screen right
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
threatening to steal christmas, the seemingly insurmountable impasse over the fiscal cliff. live the president's pr campaign taking him outside the white house but inside the beltway. you're taking a live look at the president glad handing the group of business leaders he'll be speaking to live any moment, this say roundtable conference for top business leaders in america and true to form shaking a lot of hands in the pr campaign preparing to take republicans to task for holding talks hostage over tax hikes for the rich. moments ago republicans put the ball back squarely inspect president's court calling for him to put another proposal on the table and get back to bargaining. >> you look at the plans that the white house has talked about thus far, they couldn't pass either house of the congress, eager to talk to the president -- >> let's talk you right to that business roundtable where the president's introduction is taking place and is about to take the mike. >> i know your team has really reached out significantly the last few months to many people in this room and i know perso
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